Pot calls the kettle Ahmadinejad
Monday, April 09, 2007
The Sun, 9 April 2007
Freed mum Faye Turney reveals today how she was separated from her colleagues, forced to strip to her underwear and sleep on the floor of a cold, cramped cell. The silence of her solitary confinement was broken only by the arrival of laughing guards who came to interrogate and torment her....
Make no mistake, Ahmadinejad is as cheap and nasty as the ill-fitting suits he sent the hostages home in. And his behaviour over the past two weeks shows why the world must never allow this poison dwarf to develop a nuclear bomb.
The Guardian, 8 May 2004
The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources...
Using sexual jibes and degradation, along with stripping naked, is one of the methods taught on both sides of the Atlantic under the slogan "prolong the shock of capture".
When you sell a story, it becomes a tabloid commodity.
Commodities and facts aren't the best of friends.
posted by Blamerbell @ 10:31 am,
- At 10:53 am, said...
How much did they pay her to get 'The Sun' tattoed on her chest?
- At 6:19 pm, Chanticleer said...
At least the 15 came home wearing brand new suits.
Or were those Ahmedinnajackets? Hah.
- At 7:07 pm, Blamerbell said...
"Or were those Ahmedinnajackets?"
That is so terribly poor.
- At 8:44 pm, said...
Just watched the Trevor Macdonald interview of Turney. I wasn't impressed by her. OK....I can understand that they didn't put up a fight due to overwhelming odds against them. Then she and other basically said what was asked of them.....OK....self preservation. Not a nice situation to be in. Now that she's been freed by Iran....she is attacking them from the safety of her own country.....and getting paid rather nicely for it too. Doesn't seem very honourable/dignified to me.
- At 8:47 pm, Mike Cridland said...
Who knows. It could be the start of a new trend!! I mean it could be the 21st century's version of the "Mao" jacket that sported by the student radicals of the 1960s.
Yes! I'm sure when I'm home next the radicals at Cardiff Uni (all 3 of them) will be wearing their Ahmedhejedad jackets with pride at their anti war demos.
- At 12:32 am, Blamerbell said...
"Doesn't seem very honourable/dignified to me."
And why is it only propoganda when it comes from the other side?
Watching ITV these days is like descending into some sort of Orwellian dystopia.